South Florida

Her parents wouldn’t take her to Outback for dinner. She got really angry, police say

Deana Seltzer was charged with domestic battery after police say she attacked her parents when they wouldn’t take her to an Outback restaurant on Jan. 2, 2019.
Deana Seltzer was charged with domestic battery after police say she attacked her parents when they wouldn’t take her to an Outback restaurant on Jan. 2, 2019. Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

What some people won’t do for a Bloomin’ Onion or a Perfectly Grilled Salmon.

A Lake Worth woman is accused of attacking both of her parents when they wouldn’t take her to an Outback Steakhouse on Lantana Road on Wednesday evening.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Deana Michelle Seltzer, 28, first asked her mother if she’d go to the restaurant and was told no. So, deputies say, Seltzer punched her in the chest and arms.

Then, according to deputies, she got really angry.

When deputies arrived at the home they saw that a glass dining table had been flipped over. Broken glass was scattered about the dining room and a large knife was on the kitchen counter, ABC’s WPBF25 reported.

Officers say Seltzer grabbed a knife and went after her father, who had tried to intervene, and threatened to “kill” him.

The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office charged Seltzer with battery on a person who is 65 or older, battery by touch or strike, and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.

Seltzer was released on Thursday.

She must also have a mental health assessment, WPLG Local 10 reported.

Video posted on Twitter showed parents getting violent at popular family chain restaurant in Kendall on Oct 1. Children ran in fear as adults punched, kicked and pulled hair.

Miami Herald Real Time/Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, a 2017 Media Excellence Awards winner, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, municipal government and general assignment. He started his career in the Features department at the Miami Herald in 1991.


  Comments